AcademicsFrom Entrance to Graduation
Studies before enrollment
The university has prepared pre-enrollment study programs in English and other subjects so that students can seamlessly adapt to university life and quickly acquire the techniques for university studies.
- After enrollment
Jump Start Workshop
The Jump-start Workshop is held for about the first week after entering the University. It gives students a chance to reflect on their daily life and learning up until entering University, and to think about their career plans and life plan for the future. "Introduction to Project-Based Learning" and "Introduction to Social System Design" are also implemented as intensive lectures during this workshop to cultivate the student's sense of involvement in social issues.
The "Intensive English Program" will be provided in the initial half of the first year to develop English proficiency to the level which enables students to take courses in liberal arts subjects in English after that. Students are divided into small classes based on their level (beginner, intermediate, advanced), practicing their listening, writing, reading, speaking, and presentation skills in an English-only environment.
Develop the skills needed in the digital age such as critical thinking, programming, and data science, and acquire broad-based knowledge through the liberal arts with a focus on the SDGs (main academic disciplines are related to the humanities, economics [management studies], and the sciences [environmental studies]). Since the courses are taught in both English and Japanese, it is possible to graduate by taking all classes in English.
First-year students take the required course Introduction to Project-Based Learning, which is designed to make them aware of the knowledge and skills they need to learn.
Second and third-year students will tackle multiple exercise to explore the causes and propose solutions to problems presented by corporations. Thus, students will develop the skills to identify and solve problems, to cooperate with others, and to persevere.
The university works with corporations, local government, and international organizations to organize internships, volunteer activities, and overseas studies. Students are required to participate in activities outside of Japan at least once while they are enrolled at the university and to take at least four credits (two or more courses). Under faculty guidance, the program is structured to incorporate pre-learning to clarify objectives and reflective post-learning with the aim of enriching program activities and deepening learning. Depending on their interests, students have a choice of six types of programs in Japan or overseas.
In the final year, students set their own problems, investigate their causes and propose solutions. Students research the themes of their graduation projects in the seminar format and present their findings to the public.